Music’s in the Open Air this Summer in Lancaster County

Summertime in Lancaster County is marked by countless things to do, see…….and hear!

If you love kicking back outdoors and enjoying the sweet sounds of live music, you’ll definitely want to pay

Girl on Guitar outdoors

our area a visit over the next few months.

Here are some live music events to look forward to this summer in Lancaster County:

Concerts by the Creek 
Through August 2014

Once per month (from May through August), these FREE concerts (no tickets required) offer nights of top notch entertainment in Grater Park, right here in Ephrata, PA. You can be there in less than 5 minutes from our inn! The events begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held rain or shine. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets as you settle in for a great time.

This summer’s lineup includes:

June 24 – Sons of Bluegrass (Celebrated as one of our country’s best upcoming Bluegrass bands)

July 22 – Kelly Bell Band (Voted Best Blues Band in the MidAtlantic Region 12 years in a row)

August 26 – Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (Ready to heat things up with some down-home Dixieland horns, raucous ragtime piano, and jumpin’ jazz guitar)

Long’s Park Music Series 
Through August 2014

Every Summer Sunday evening (June – August), you can catch free music on the Long’s Park amphitheater stage. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Get comfortable (bring your lawn chairs and blankets), and get ready for an evening of sounds to savor and fun for the family.

The 2014 summer schedule includes:

June 29 – Allegro (Featuring the magic of classical music across multiple generations in Lancaster County)

July 6 – Pershing Band (One of the premier musical organizations of The United States Army)

July 13 – Darrell Scott & Tim O’Brien (Singing their soulful songs in acoustical excellence)

July 20 – The Kopecky Family Band (Bringing emotion, adventure, and energy to the stage through their thoughtful songs and dynamic variety of instruments)

July 27 – The Steel Wheels (With their own brand of acoustic Americana roots music and powerful original song writing)

And that’s just what’s in store for July! See the Long’s Park website for what’s on deck in August.

Lancaster County vineyards have got rhythm, too! Check out the live open air music events at these local wineries:

The Vineyard at Grandview – 1489 Grandview Rd, Mt Joy, PA  –  (717) 653-4825

Waltz Vineyard – 1599 Old Line Rd, Manheim, PA – (717) 664-9463

Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate – 140 Vintage Drive, Bainbridge, PA – (717) 426-3514

Twin Brook Winery – 5697 Strasburg Road, Gap, PA – (717) 442-4915

Mount Hope Estate & Winery – 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim, PA – (717) 665-7021

I hope you’ll carve some time out of your summer schedule to relax and enjoy the music this season!

By Rebecca Gallagher

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